Family & Friends Weekend October 20-22, 2017

We are busy making plans for our second annual Ferris State University Bulldog Family & Friends Weekend, which has been scheduled for October 20, 21 and 22, 2017.

It is recommended that if you need hotel accommodations, that you secure them as soon as possible, as this will be a very busy weekend in Big Rapids.


Friday October 20th Event Location
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm Check-in University Center
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Meet Your Dean North Hall
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Bulldog Family & Friends Movie Night University Center


Saturday October 21st  Event Location

9:30 am -  1:00 pm

Bulldog Family & Friends Welcome to Downtown  (Shuttle to Historic Downtown Big Rapids)

University Center 
11:00 am - 1:00 pm Bulldog Family & Friends Tailgate Party North Top Taggart Field
1:00 pm  - 5:00 pm Football - FSU hosts GVSU Top Taggart Field
8:00 pm - 12:00 am

Bulldog Family & Friends Casino Night

(sponsored by Entertainment Unlimited)

University Center


Sunday, October 22nd  Event Location

7:00 am - 10:00 am

*check-in 7:15 - 8 am 

*8 am start time

United Way 5k Color Run/Walk North Quad
11:00 am - 1:00 pm President's Brunch University Center

For more detail or to register, please click here.

Ferris State University is an equal opportunity institution. For information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit

If you have a disability and require accommodation to participate in this event, contact (Melanie Mulder, Coordinator of Outreach Programs) at (231) 591-2121 to request accommodations at least 72 hours in advance.